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Samsung says Galaxy S smartphone sales top 100 million

Samsung’s market share surged to 31.3% in the third quarter of 2012, up from 3.3% in late 2009
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First Published: Mon, Jan 14 2013. 05 35 PM IST
Samsung Electronics employees using smartphone display screens to make a figure of 100 million in Seoul. Samsung Electronics said that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones had topped 100 million since the first model debuted in 2010, cementing its dominant position over US rival Apple. Photo: AFP
Samsung Electronics employees using smartphone display screens to make a figure of 100 million in Seoul. Samsung Electronics said that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones had topped 100 million since the first model debuted in 2010, cementing its dominant position over US rival Apple. Photo: AFP
Updated: Mon, Jan 14 2013. 06 21 PM IST
Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Monday that global sales of its flagship Galaxy S smartphones had topped 100 million since the first model debuted in 2010, cementing its dominant position over US rival Apple Inc.
The original Galaxy S phone, launched in June 2010, sold 25 million units, the South Korean electronics firm said in a statement.
The Galaxy S II, launched in April 2011, racked up sales of more than 40 million, and the S III has reached the same volume since coming on the market in May last year.
For Samsung, 2012 was a watershed year that saw it take a giant bite out of Apple as it carved out a dominant position in the global mobile computing market.
Samsung saw its share of the lucrative smartphone market surge to 31.3% in the third quarter of 2012, up from just 3.3% in late 2009.
It extended its lead over Apple as the top maker of smartphones worldwide, according to research firm IHS iSuppli, which gave Samsung 28% of the market in 2012, up from 20% the previous year.
Apple’s share rose to 20% in 2012 from 19%, IHS said.
The two tech giants have been embroiled in a long-running patent battle with each accusing the other of stealing designs and technology.
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